An understanding of how the conflict in the Northern Ireland became tragically violent is critical in these times of political tension around the world.
When a British General had his troops open fire on unarmed people in Amritsar in 1919 it radicalized the independence movement in what is now called India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Companies and foreign workers look for peace, prosperity and opportunity and will avoid or even leave places such as Russia and Turkey if they feel insecure.
The week after the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, I found myself in Delhi where people seemed to take the deaths of 36 rioters and the autocratic tendency of Narendra Modi in stride.
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to invade both North Korea and Venezuela last week and one gets the sense that Trump is making this up as he goes without deep analysis.